Members of Alaska’s congressional delegation urge caution following 7.0 magnitude earthquake

Members of Alaska’s congressional delegation urge caution following 7.0 magnitude earthquake

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Members of the Alaska National Guard prepare to lift off in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage to give Gov. Bill Walker and Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Laurie Hummel an aerial survey of the earthquake damage. The epicenter was about seven miles northwest of the base. The quake caused a water leak on the base, necessitating a partial water shut-off, and only crucial personnel were allowed on the base. (Alaska National Guard/Twitter)

WASHINGTON – Members of Alaska’s congressional delegation urged caution following reports of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Anchorage on Friday.

The quake occurred at about 8:30 a.m. local time, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center website and was followed by several aftershocks. The Federal Emergency Management Agency warned residents who live in coastal areas of the state to take caution pending a Tsunami warning.

However, a short time later the Tsunami warning was cancelled.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that President Donald Trump has been briefed on the incident and is monitoring the situation.

About an hour later, in a tweet Trump urged Alaskans “hit hard by a ‘big one’ ” to obey the directions of emergency responders.

Gov. Bill Walker (I) said in a Facebook post that he has issued a declaration of disaster and has spoken with the White House.

This is a developing story… 

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